26 July 2006
The Citizenship Survey is a biennial survey of adults in England and Wales, covering a range of community based issues including views about involvement in the community, civil renewal, volunteering and charitable giving.
The survey is accompanied by three sub-reports that draw out the key messages in each of these areas, as well as starting to unpick underlying drivers of perceptions and behaviours and identifying linkages between the areas covered. It also provides demographic data and background information about respondents.
The survey is based on a nationally representative sample of approximately 10,000 adults in England and Wales with an additional sample of around 4,500 from minority ethnic groups. Face-to-face fieldwork was carried out with these samples between March and September 2005 by interviewers from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).
Four inter-linked reports have been produced which set out the findings from the survey. The four reports are:
- Cross-cutting themes: this report compares findings on different topics within the survey and looks at the links between them.
- Race and faith topic report: this report explores views about racial and religious prejudice, perceptions of racial discrimination by public service organisations, and experiences of religious and employment-related discrimination.
- Community cohesion topic report: this report examines attitudes towards local neighbourhoods, community cohesion, social networks, and views towards rights and responsibilities.
- Active communities topic report: this report looks at people’s involvement in volunteering activities, charitable giving, and civil renewal activities.
Download the Active communities topic report (PDF, 1086 KB)
The complete set of reports can be downloaded from the website of the UK Department for Communities and Local Government